14 August 2013

Winnipeg Humane Society waiving cat adoption fees as hundreds of cats look for homes

Shelter overpopulation and adoption are top priorities of the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) right now as they struggle to find space to house the roughly 220 cats that arrive at the shelter every week. In an effort to find homes for the hundreds of animals coming through the shelter, the WHS is offering to waive cat adoption fees for one day. 

Over 1,750 stray and abandoned cats arrived at WHS between May 1 and August 11. Around 600 entered the shelter in July alone. According to a press-release dated August 13, these numbers are expected to increase in the coming weeks and the shelter is presently at capacity. 

"We're seeing too many cats coming into the shelter, and we simply do not have the space to house them all," said Judy Dean, Adoptions Manager at the WHS. "We'd much rather see these cats go to loving homes than face the alternative." 

On Friday, August 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. there will be no fees to adopt a cat over four months of age. Kittens under four months will be $25 to adopt. Normal adoption rates for kittens is $179. Regular adoption processes will still be in effect. Potential adopters need to bring ID with current address and can expect the process to take over 40 minutes. All cats adopted from the WHS are spayed/neutered, tattooed, vaccinated and receive six weeks of Petsecure pet insurance. 

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